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Seroprevalence of Theileria Infection in Goats in Hubei Province, China based on Circulating Antibodies
Houqiang Luo1§*, Kun Li2,§, Hui Zhang2, Yanfang Lan2, Ping Gan3 , Xiong Xiong2,4, Haigang Wu5 and Jiaxiang Wang6*
1Animal Science Department, Wenzhou Vocational College of Science and Technology, Wenzhou 325006, People’s Republic of China; 2College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, People's Republic of China; 3Jiangxi Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center, Nanchang, Jiangxi 330096, People’s Republic of China; 4Animal husbandry technology extending stations, Yichang 443000, People’s Republic of China; 5College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Xinyang Agriculture and Forestry University, Xinyang, Henan, 464000, People’s Republic of China; 6College of Animal Science, Yangtze University, Jingzhou 434023, People's Republic of China
*Corresponding author: (HQL); (JXW)


The word-wildly spread Theileria, is an economical important parasite to sheep and goats production. However, a little is known about whether goats in Hubei province are exposed to Theileriosis. Therefore, a survey was conducted to investigate the prevalence of Theileria infection in goats in Hubei province, China. A total 912 and 1047 serum samples were collected in 2014 and 2015, respectively and were assayed for Theileria antibodies by ELISA. The results showed that the prevalence was 17.0 and 21.8% in 2014 and 2015, respectively, which had revealed a growing trend of Theileriosis infection in goats in Hubei province.

Key words: ELISA, Goat, Prevalence, Theileria


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)